Campi Taurasini | Tenuta Del Meriggio

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Rosso
Campania ( IT )
Campi Taurasini DOC
Aglianico
Enjoy it within 5 years.
13,5% vol

Production and refinement

From a clayey and sandy vineyard exposed to the South/South-East, Aglianico in purity handpicked between late October and early November.

After maceration on the skins for 15-20 days in steel, it matures for at least 12 months in large oak barrels and additional 6 months (or more) in the bottle.

Organoleptic analysis

Visual exam

Deep ruby red in color with garnet reflections.

Olfactory examination

On the nose, it expresses broad and fine aromas of ripe red fruit, cocoa, and complex hints of toast and pepper.

Taste test

On the palate, it is dry, showing a pronounced freshness and a discreet softness. Persistent finish.

Contents index

From the vineyard to the table: discover our wine

Ready for a journey to discover Campi Taurasini | Tenuta Del Meriggio ? We will now take you to delve deeper into every aspect of this exceptional wine through three key sections:

Cellar

Come and learn about the history and values ​​of the winery which passionately grows and transforms grapes into wine

Territory

Immerse yourself in the land that gives life to these unique grapes, discovering the climate and terroir that influence its character

Pairings

Get expert advice on the perfect pairings that will enhance both the wine and your meal

The cellar

Country: Italy

Region: Campania, Avellino

Hectares of vineyards: 25

Tenuta del Meriggio

The company is located in Montemiletto, in the province of Avellino. The philosophy of the estate is based on the productive choice of maximizing the potential of the grapes from its vineyards, planted on exceptionally suited land, with the belief that quality primarily originates in the vineyard. They work in respect of the "terroir" (understood as the indissoluble interaction between soil and climate factors, grape variety, and human intervention) through updated farming systems, modern winemaking techniques, and traditional aging methods in the cellar - the only way to achieve the highest quality.

Tenuta del Meriggio

The wine line of Tenuta del Meriggio is entirely built around Irpinian and regional grape varieties, characterized by freshness, body, and aromas.

The careful selection of suitable land for position, exposure, altitude, soil composition, and slope allows the winery to obtain excellent quality grapes, vinified in purity to express their unique characteristics and produce wines animated by the desire to excite.

Region and territory

Millennial tradition, traditional cultivation, and enhancement of native varieties and terroirs

Campania

Millennial tradition, traditional cultivation, and enhancement of native varieties and terroirs

Campania

Millennial tradition, traditional cultivation, and enhancement of native varieties and terroirs

Campania

Viticulture in Campania has its roots in ancient Greek tradition, when numerous grape varieties now considered native were introduced by the Hellenics. Powdery mildew and phylloxera arrived later than elsewhere, but the damage was enormous, and the path to quality was only taken from the 1980s onwards.
Recently, Campanian wines have seen incredible success thanks to a production characterized by traditional agriculture, with a strong focus on environmental preservation and sustainability. Many of Campania's wineries are family-owned and produce high-quality wines in small quantities.

In general, Campanian viticulture is characterized by a great variety of terroirs and native varieties, which give rise to wines of great quality and personality, each with its own unique characteristics. For many years, the imposing Taurasi DOCG was the only wine to be awarded the DOCG status, but since 2003, Greco di Tufo DOCG and Fiano di Avellino DOC have also been recognized, and since 2011, Aglianico del Taburno has also been honored with this designation. In the rest of the region, there are also 15 DOC and 10 IGT wines.

Irpinia

Irpinia is the homeland of Aglianico, Greco, and Fiano. Less than 50 km from Naples, thanks to the conformation of its territory, Irpinia is a land suited for the production of high-quality wines. Cut in two by the Apennine Mountains, it has altitudes ranging from 300 to 1800 meters above sea level. This allows for well-drained soils with good water reserves and significant temperature variations between the daytime heat and the cool nights. In particular, the Tyrrhenian side (the most suitable for viticulture) is mountainous and discontinuous, rich in vegetation and water, with abundant rainfall.

The orography of the territory determines the formation of various microclimates that allow for the production of different types of wines. The clay-limestone soils benefit from the effusive activity of the three surrounding volcanic areas: Vulture, Vesuvius, and the mountains of Caserta. Over the centuries, the accumulation of layers of ash and lapilli has given rise to tuff deposits, with minerals and looser layers, another unique feature for quality viticulture. Irpinia is the Campania province with the highest concentration of vineyards and boasts the presence of three DOCG wines: Taurasi, Greco di Tufo, and Fiano di Avellino. It produces high-quality wines, vinified according to modern techniques but rooted in local tradition.

The orography creates diversified microclimates, while the clay-limestone soils provide unique minerality.

Recommended pairings and dishes

Matching by concordance

This red wine is structured with well-present tannins: it prefers dishes with substantial preparations, equally intense, rich in flavors and aromas, to be paired by harmony.

Matching by contrast

The freshness and tannins of the wine can be matched very well in contrast with dishes endowed with a certain fattiness and richness: the palate will be perfectly cleansed and prepared for the next bite.

Pairs well with

It pairs well with earthy pasta dishes with rich sauces, red meats, game, aged and spicy cheeses, particularly rich soups.

Matching by concordance

This red wine is structured with well-present tannins: it prefers dishes with substantial preparations, equally intense, rich in flavors and aromas, to be paired by harmony.

Matching by contrast

The freshness and tannins of the wine can be matched very well in contrast with dishes endowed with a certain fattiness and richness: the palate will be perfectly cleansed and prepared for the next bite.

Pairs well with

It pairs well with earthy pasta dishes with rich sauces, red meats, game, aged and spicy cheeses, particularly rich soups.

Lamb

Lamb, whether roasted or baked, is a rich and flavorful main course, with intense taste and aromas. Perfect with potatoes for important lunches.

Paccheri with Neapolitan Ragu

Typical of the Campania tradition, a first course made with the classic sautéed vegetables, onion, celery, and carrot, to which tomato sauce enriched with lard is added. The classic Sunday first course in Naples.

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